Whitwell Station gets ‘brown signs’ on A1067 – at last

After nearly four years of effort, and at great expense, Whitwell Station has finally managed to get brown tourist signs on the A1067.

The sign on the main Norwich to Fakenham road in particular will hopefully attract more people to one of Reepham’s main visitor attractions.
There are also signs on Whitwell Road near the high school and at Townsends Corner in Reepham town centre.
To get the signs, station owner Mike Urry said the Whitwell & Reepham Preservation Society first had to join a recognised tourist association.
A substantial sum was paid to acquire VisitEngland accreditation, the official tourist board for England, and the Quality Rose Marque was awarded last May.
After some delay, and yet more cost, Norfolk County Council eventually erected the signs.
Mr Urry pointed out that the total cost (more than £4,500) for getting the signage was paid for from functions and events at the station. “However, this means we need to do more to recoup this money,” he added.

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